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Fast Facts


Emergency & Communications

Police
911
Ambulance
911
International Access Number
+1


Port Information

Dock or Anchor
Dock
Name of Pier
Marine Terminal
Terminal Name / Number
Summerside Marine Terminal
Tender Location
N/A
Is Pier Wheelchair Accessible?
yes
Distance to Town
N/A
Can Walk to Town
yes
Tour Bus by Ship
yes
Tourist Info at Pier
yes


Shuttle Bus Information

Is Shuttle Bus Required by Port Authority?
no
Is Cost Of Shuttle Supplied by Port Authority?
no
Is Shuttle Bus Recommended To Nearest City Centre?
no but available on request
Name of City Centre
N/A
Drop Off Location In Town
N/A
Distance to Drop Off Location
N/A
Drive Time to Drop off Location
N/A
Shuttle Bus Capacity
15
Net Per Half Day (4 Hrs.)
N/A
Net Per Full Day (8 Hrs.)
N/A
Net Per Additional Hour
N/A
Net Per Hour for Escort
N/A
Net Per Hour for Coordinator
N/A


Hospitality Desk

Available upon Arrival
yes
Operator Port Info / Maps / Brochures, etc
yes

Currency Information

Nearest Money Exchange
a host of national brand banks within walking distance
Local Currency
CDN
Currencies Accepted
CDN, US / Euros and GP can be exchanged at local banks


Taxi & Other Transportation Information

Taxis at Pier?
yes
Taxi Company Name
Team Taxi
Phone Number
902-436-4555
Cost To Town
N/A
Currency Required
CDN
Cost Per Hour
N/A
Are Taxis Metered?
no
Public Transport
N/A
Car Rental Company
Enterprise Car Rental
Phone Number
902-436-7077
Closest Airport to Pier
Charlottetown Airport
Distance from Pier
45 km (28 miles)
Closest Train Station to Pier
N/A
Closest Bus Terminal to Pier
N/A
Closest Ferry Terminal to Pier
N/A


Port Area Information

Shopping

Location Name
Downtown Summerside
Hours of Operation
Generally 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Local Specialty Items
Crafts, gifts
Distance from Ship
2 blocks

Markets / Antique Shops

Location Name
Spinnakers’ Landing
Hours of Operation
10:00 am – 8:00 pm (seasonal)
Local Specialty Items
t-shirts, souvenirs, crafts
Distance from Ship
1 block


Dining Locations

Breakfast

Restaurant Name
Loyalist Lakeview Hotel
Phone Number
902-436-3333
Category
Deluxe
Distance from Ship
1 block

Lunch

Restaurant Name
Samuel’s Coffee House
Phone Number
902-724-2300
Category
Local
Distance from Ship
3 blocks

Lunch

Restaurant Name
Michael’s Pizzeria
Phone Number
902-436-6921
Category
Local
Distance from Ship
0.7 km (0.5 miles)

Lunch

Restaurant Name
The Galley by Chef Norman
Phone Number
902-315-1998
Category
Mobile Artisanal
Distance from Ship
1 block

Lunch

Restaurant Name
Jars of Clay
Phone Number
902-436-3122
Category
Local
Distance from Ship
0.7 km (0.5 miles)

High Tea

Restaurant Name
N/A

Dinner

Restaurant Name
Brothers 2
Phone Number
902-436-9654
Category
Local
Distance from Ship
2 km (1.3 miles)

Dinner

Restaurant Name
FiveElevenWest
Phone Number
902-436-5551
Category
Deluxe
Distance from Ship
1 km (0.6 miles)

Dinner

Restaurant Name
China Star
Phone Number
902-888-3228
Category
Local
Distance from Ship
2 blocks

Dinner

Restaurant Name
Loyalist Lakeview Hotel
Phone Number
902-436-3333
Category
Deluxe
Distance from Ship
1 block


Port Activities

Golf

Advanced Reservations Necessary?
no but recommended
Name of Course
Summerside Golf & Country Club
Distance from Ship
4 km (2.5 miles)
Cost of Taxi to Course
$10
Taxi Fare & Currency Type
CDN
Is Proof of Handicap Required?
no
9 or 18-hole golf course?
18
Fees
call 902-436-0656
Dress Code
N/A

Beach / Resort

Name of Resort
Green’s Shore Beach
Distance from Pier
1 km (0.6 miles)
Cost of Taxi to Beach/Resort
less than $10 CDN
Activities Available?
Swimming, kayaking
Is there an entrance fee?
no

Jet ski
N/A
Water-ski
N/A
Windsurf
N/A
Snorkel
N/A
Tennis
N/A
Parasailing
N/A

Scuba Diving

Location
N/A


Religious Sites and Information

Catholic

Name
St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church
Address
289 Winter Street
Distance from Pier
6 blocks
Service Day
daily
Times of Service
call 902-436-5112
Cost of Taxi Fare
less than $10 CDN

Jewish

Name
N/A

Protestant

Name
Trinity United Church
Address
90 Spring Street
Distance from Pier
5 blocks
Service Day
Sunday
Times of Service
call 902-436-3155
Cost of Taxi Fare
less than $10 CDN

Other: Evangelical

Name
Summerside Community Church
Address
150 Industrial Crescent
Distance from Pier
5 km (3 miles)
Service Day
Sunday
Times of Service
call 902-436-8300
Cost of Taxi Fare
less than $10 CDN


National Holidays

Name of Holiday
Thanksgiving
Date of Holiday
second Monday in October
Name of Holiday
Islander Day
Date of Holiday
third Monday in February

Name of Holiday
Canada Day
Date of Holiday
July 1
Name of Holiday
Date of Holiday


Major Cultural & Sporting Events

Name of Event
Fall Flavours Culinary Festival
Date of Event
Sept 2 – Oct 2, 2016
Will this affect normal course of business?
no
Name of Event
Summerside Lobster Festival
Date of Event
July 18 – 24, 2015
Will this affect normal course of business?
no

Name of Event
PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls
Date of Event
June 12 – 25, 2016
Will this affect normal course of business?
no
Name of Event
Summerside Spirit of Chautauqua
Date of Event
July 14 – 26, 2016
Will this affect normal course of business?
no


Museums & Cultural Sites

Name of Venue
Culture Summerside
Days Closed
seasonal museum group
Hours of Operation
call 902-432-1298
Photo Allowed?
yes
Photo Fee
no
Video Allowed?
yes
Video Fee
no
Name of Venue
College of Piping & Performing Arts
Days Closed
Saturday
Hours of Operation
M-F 9-4; Sun 12-4
Photo Allowed?
yes
Photo Fee
no
Video Allowed?
yes
Video Fee
no

Name of Venue
Eptek Art & Culture Museum
Days Closed
Saturday
Hours of Operation
M-F 9-4; Sun 12-4
Photo Allowed?
yes
Photo Fee
no
Video Allowed?
yes
Video Fee
no
Name of Venue
Credit Union Place
Days Closed
N/A
Hours of Operation
6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Photo Allowed?
yes
Photo Fee
no
Video Allowed?
yes
Video Fee
no

Internet Cafe
Samuel’s Coffee House
Address
4 Queen Street
Days Closed
N/A
Hours of Operation
7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Cost per Hour
Free
Notes
See www.facebook.com/SamuelsCoffee/


Question and Answer: Part 1 – Culture

If I am here for the first time, what are the top things I must see/do?

  1. Highland Storm, performed at the College of Piping and Performing Arts
  2. Lobster – fish it, cook it, crack it and eat it. Most restaurants serve lobster. See www.golobster.ca
  3. Take home something made locally – a quilt, fudge, art or a craft. The Farmers’ Market is a good source.
  4. Visit the Harbourfront Theatre for local and professional performances.
  5. Take a walking tour of Summerside – see www.culturesummerside.com

I’ve been here several times before and am looking for something different to do

  1. Go to the races! Standard bred racing at Canada’s oldest operating track, Racino, dining in Summerside
  2. Try a Segway tour on the waterfront – PEI Segway at www.peisegway.com
  3. Visit the International Fox Museum – see www.culturesummerside.com
  4. See the Island from an eagle’s perspective with FD Air Tours.
  5. Enjoy dinner theatre at the Brothers2 Restaurant

What annual event is this city famous for (carnival – grand prix, etc?)

  1. Summerside Lobster Festival in July

What festivals cultural/religious/music takes place here?

  1. Arts in Motion – see www.culturesummerside.com

Unusual collections or collectors of artefacts and memorabilia

  1. Bishop’s Machine Shop Museum – 101 Water Street
  2. International Fox Museum – 286 Fitzroy Street
  3. Acadian Museum – see www.museeacadien.org/an
  4. Green Park Shipbuilding Museum and Yeo House – Tyne Valley

What are the top ‘active’ things to do here?

  1. Golf
  2. Walking all or part of the scenic 14 km (8.7 mile) Boardwalk
  3. Walking the Confederation Trail
  4. Swimming – from a beach, or indoors at the Credit Union Place
  5. Sea kayaking

What experiences would be the most memorable?

  1. Experience our seafood
  2. Experience our beautiful scenery
  3. Experience our warm hospitality

What are the city’s best kept secrets?

  1. Queen Elizabeth II baseball/softball park – evening games under the lights
  2. Games with the locals at “Game On” – board games, card games

Question and Answer: Part 2 – Cuisine & Shopping

Which are the best and most talked about restaurants?

  1. Open Eats – new – only open Friday and Saturday evenings, in Downtown Summerside
  2. Samuel’s Coffee House

What local specialty food or drink should I taste to get the real local flavour?

  1. Lobster
  2. Oysters
  3. Mussels
  4. Potatoes
  5. Garlic

What are the top boutique shopping experiences – up market, famous local designer?

  1. Many very high quality crafts

What should be at the top of my shopping list of products best bought here? (No touristy souvenirs)

  1. Quilts and other high quality needle art crafts
  2. PEI Wooden Spoons
  3. Red Rocks Pottery

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“Look at that sea, girls–all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn’t enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.”

– Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Call Arnold Croken at 902-439-4979 to plan your Summerside, PEI cruise today